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Suspect detained in Dortmund bus bomb investigation

German authorities are moving quickly to resolve the scary incident that took place yesterday in Dortmund.

After three small bombs detonated outside of the Borussia Dortmund team bus while the team was traveling to the stadium ahead of it’s UEFA Champions League match on Tuesday, police rapidly mobilized to gain control of the situation. Today, German authorities released a statement detailing the method of the attack and stating that several letters were found on the scene in addition to one suspect being arrested and the other actively pursued.

The letters reportedly demand a withdrawal of troops from Syria, as well as the closure of an American airbase in the area. Each of the two suspects are identified as belonging to the ‘Islamic spectrum’ and one has been arrested for questioning. The statement said that while the event has a terrorist background, the exact motive of the attack remains unclear.

After the bombings, in which defender Marc Bartra was mildly injured by debris from the explosion and was taken to the hospital, Tuesday’s UCL match against Monaco was cancelled. The match will instead take place on Wednesday at 12:45 p.m. ET.

12 comments
  • Jordan Morris

    It can’t be Islamic people, it must be those darn Jehova Witness who go around door to door harassing people and forcing their beliefs on those who they confront. Oh the terror that they bring!

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    • Mo

      Answering the door in the nude usually solves the witness problem. Stopping those darned bombers is tough though

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  • ManInBlack

    Stunning developments in Dortmund. Police have detained a suspect who has links to the “Islamist spectrum.” The pipe bombs used in the blast had 100 meter range. The Guardian has reported that federal prosecutors, who typically handle especially serious cases, including those in which a terrorist motive is suspected, took over the investigation on Wednesday morning. Perpetrators left a letter directing hate toward Angela Merkel, Germany and other “crusader” nations.

    Incredible.

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  • Alan Watts

    “The letters reportedly demand a withdrawal of troops from Syria, as well as the closure of an American airbase in the area… the exact motive of the attack remains unclear.”

    Motive seems quite clear to me.

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  • Dennis

    German interior minister, Jaeger said investigators were looking into all possible motives. “It could be extreme left, extreme right, someone who is violent, Islamists — police need time to carry out their investigation,” he said.

    I guess we are still waiting to know more.

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  • Dave

    Wow. So that was a surprise. I thought for sure the Methodists had done this. Because, you know, only the deranged do this sort of thing and it doesn’t have anything to do with a specific religion.

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  • mike

    You all are joking in the comments and it looks foolish. Someone was hurt and others could have been too. This is not a joking matter, but keep on being cynical selfish jerks in the comments.

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      • mike

        You are mad, because what I said was right. You complain too about people on this site. It also looks bad to continue to misspell words, when you have spell check and can Google it. That is my point. Nice job trying to make me look dumb. You played yourself, keep being an ignorant bigot. Bye bye!

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      • Old School

        You are mad, because what I said was right. You complain too about people on this site.

        I’m an admitted asshole and have no complaints when others are. No one is mad in this thread, so, I’m not sure what you’re blowing hot air about. The “jokes” you’re whining about are admittedly hyperbolic and sarcastic, but surprise, surprise. They were accurate (as they were in the previous thread to the resistance of whiners saying: “Let’s wait and see more details.”).

        Your point was you tried to be self-righteous calling others jerks and believing you were doing so from some type of moral high ground. I simply highlighted you’re not above your own criteria…with your own words. So, who really played themselves?

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